Isosceles, Pythagoras and Archimedes are sitting in a bar, throwing back a few shots of ouzo with red wine chasers.
Isosceles is eyeing off the barmaid, whose every move he studies with the precision of a mathematician and the astuteness of a barfly.
"Hey," he begins, turning to his drinking companions. "I just came up with an idea for a great shape. Picture it boys. A triangle with 2 equal sides and 2 equal angles."
He leans back in his chair, waiting for a response.
"Jesus," said Archimedes, straightening up. "That's a ripper triangle! I like it. I like it a lot."
"Very geometric," contributes Pythagoras, wiping ash from his shirt and stubbing out his cigarette. "Indeed. Let's call it the Isosceles Triangle!"
Archimedes raises his glass. "To the Isosceles triangle!"
"No, no," begs a humble Isosceles. "It really isn't necessary..."
"Nonsense!" interrupts Pythagoras. "The Isosceles Triangle it is!"
"Well if you insist..."
"Hey. While we're on the subject. Listen to this. Just thought of it then. Imagine a right angled triangle, right? Well, the sum of the square of the 2 sides intersecting the right angle equals the square of the hypotenuse."
The others had to think about this and did few examples in their heads. Archimedes even scrawled one on a serviette.
"Fuck me!" exclaimed Isosceles. "You're right."
"Oh I'm right," said Pythagroas, lighting another smoke.
"Imagine the implications for the world of mathematics," said Archimedes.
"Not to mention building, design and hammerthrowing," added Isosceles.
"It's brilliant, no?" whispered Pythagoras.
"It is," said Isosceles. "Let's call it the Pythagoras Theorem."
"Pythagorean Theorem," corrected Archimedes, raising his glass. "To the Pythagorean Theorem!"
The skolled their ouzo.
"Lads, great work," said Archimedes. "How about this? A triangle with 3 unequal sides!"
"Good Lord!" cried Pythagoras. "A marvellous revelation it be!"
"Too right," said Isoceles, shaking his head. "Let's call it a Scalene Triangle!"
There was silence.
"Yeah," said Pythagoras slowly. "Scalene. I like it. That's quite good Isos."
"What!" shouted an upset Archimedes.
"Scalene," repeated Isosceles, warming to the idea.
"You're shitting me!" said Archimedes, standing up suddenly and knocking his glass onto the floor. "Scalene! What the fuck!"
"Calm down Arch," said Pythagoras. "It's a perfect title."
"Why not the Archimedes Triangle?"
"Why, you arrogant bastard!" said Isosceles, shaking his head.
"Humility Arch, humility," said Pythagoras.
"I can't believe what I'm hearing!"
"Come on, have another drink," said Isosceles, getting the waitress's attention.
"With you 2! Ha! You pieces of shit can go fuck yourselves! I'm going home for a bath!"